Category Archives: Special Features

No Spoking Sign

No Smoking on the Starship Enterprise!

By | Behind the Scenes of Star Trek TOS, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

We sometimes get questions about the “No Smoking” sign we have in our Star Trek Phase II transporter room:There were no “No Smoking” signs in The Original Series–neither on the bridge nor in the transporter room.  Other than an appearance on the Earth-like planet in the episode “Miri,” the first appearance of a “No Smoking” sign (and fire extinguishers) is in the second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan.  Director Nicholas Meyer wanted to add a few touches that make the Star Trek universe and the people in it seem a little more real and a little more “like us” and not quite so idealized people of the future.

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Amy Farrah Fowler

The Big Bang Theory’s “Nurse” Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.

By | Behind the Scenes, Special Features | 10 Comments

Folks who watched CBS’s The Big Bang Theory on Thursday May 3, 2012 got to see a nice Star Trek reference (which isn’t surprising, of course: The Big Bang Theory is often full of Star Trek references).  In this episode (“The Launch Acceleration”–Story by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro & Jim Reynolds; Teleplay by Bill Prady, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari; Directed by Mark Cendrowski), neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.

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